About this course

Over 80% of agricultural energy is supplied by diesel fuel. Take a break to explore:

  • Low or zero carbon fuel options and see what is possible.

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Recordings are available on this page after the event. Recordings are available for past events on the event webpages listed below.

At a glance:

Course duration: Online
Start date: 1.00pm - 4.30pm Wednesday 11 November 2020
Indicative fees: Free

Key speakers

Johnny Wapstra, Seed 2 Diesel

Simon Helps, ANT Solutions

Samuel Blackadder, H2X

Mark Wallace, Pitt & Sherry

James Jackson, NSW Farmers President

Charlie Prell, Farmers for Climate Action

Farmers for Climate Action is a movement of farmers, agricultural leaders and rural Australians working to ensure farmers are a key part of the solution to climate change.

Charlie Prell is a sheep farmer from Crookwell and one of four farmers under the Crookwell 2 windfarm. He is a trong public supporter of the benefits wind farms can bring to small regional communities. He worked as the NSW Regional Organiser for the Australian Wind Alliance from July 2012 until August 2019. He was part of the working group that formed "Farmers for Climate Action".




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  • EES, Agencies and Industry bodies involved
  • EES project outline
  • Recap EBD 1 and 2

Watch recording

Mike Cashen

John O’Connor



The imperative and challenges needing exploration

  • Fuel security
  • Climate targets
  • Zero/low carbon pressure
  • Marginalisation
  • Risks if we don’t act

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James Jackson

NSW Farmers President


Transitional Technologies  / alternatives:

  • Keep the engine, just change the fuel source…
  • Biofuel diesel to replace fossil diesel, with co-benefits

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Johnny Wapstra

Seed 2 Diesel


Hydrogen Power Overview

  • Background of what Hydrogen can do
  • Why it is developing, where it suits
  • What is needed to make it work
  • Q&A

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Mark Wallace


2.20pm Comfort/tea break  

Exploring diesel alternatives; - Hydrogen. the H2 powered future

  • The pathway for the electrification of machinery /transport.
  • Practical examples  & possibilities
  • Q&A

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Simon Helps

ANT Solutions


Options for H2 & Australian manufacturing

  • Developments toward the Australian made Alternative power options / Fuel replacements
  • Q&A

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Samuel Blackadder



Key insights

Charlie Prell

Farmers for Climate Action

  • Wrap up
  • Evaluation
  • Future events

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John O’Connor and

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4.00pm Close
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